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Retrieve Records in SSIS Script Task

You are developing an SSIS package. You want to work with a record in a Script Task. This blog discusses how you can get access to the Records in the Script task using the Object Type variable.



1. Go to Start >>All Programs>> Microsoft SQL Server 2012>>

Click on SQL Server Data Tools


2. Visual Studio >> File >>New >>

Click on Project


3. Select Business Intelligence Under Installed Templates >>Integration Service Project
Click Ok Button


4. Now you can see inside Visual studio >> solution Explorer >> Package.dtsx


5. Double click on Package.dtsx file and you can see the design editor of that package


6. Now go to the SSIS tool box and add (either drag and drop or double click) a Data flow task controls inside the control Flow Tab


7. Add another control script Task from SSIS toolbox to Control flow tab


8. Create a connection between Data Flow Task and Script Task using the down side arrow of Data Flow Task


9. Now we need to add an object type variable, so go to the right most side of the Package Design Editor and click on Variables


10. It will open a Window, Bottom side of your visual studio


11. Click on Add Variable


12. Give a Name to the variable and Select Data type as Object


13. Double click on Data Flow Task this will bring you data flow tab


14. We can use any kind of data source like Flat File Source, Excel Source, OleDb Source etc. I have Used OleDB Source, as per project requirement.

So just drag and drop the OleDB source control from SSIS tool box to Data Flow Tab


15. Double Click on OleDB Source control and we will get the oleDB Source editor.

Inside the Connection Manager we have to set the OleDB connection Manager.


16. Click on the New button and we will get the Configuration ole DB Connection Manager Window


17. Again, Click New button, put the server Name and Select the database Name in the Connection manager window and click ok.


18. Now select the Table Name


19. We can choose selected columns from the selected table, just go to the columns tab and unselect the checkbox beside the column and click ok.


20. Add another control into the Data Flow Tab called Record set destination


21. Connect the Ole DB source with Record set Destination using the bottom side of Ole Db source control.


22. Double click on the Record set Destination , we’ll get the Advance editor for record set destination, inside the component properties tab there is a custom property called Variable Name. Select the object type variable (that we have previously created).


23. Go to the next tab called Input columns and choose the columns as per your requirement, also we can set the usage type whether the columns are read only or read write type. After all required settings click OK.


24. Go to the control flow tab back and double click on the Script Task control. And set the Object type variable that we had created as Read Write variables.


25. Click on the Edit Script Button , this will open another project called Vista Project, Inside that project ScriptMain.cs is the class file, where we have to add some codes to access the Object type variable that we have passed from our SSIS package.


26. We’ll add a namespace for ole DB data adapter using System.Data.OleDb;

And add some lines of code inside the main method or any other sub method

OleDbDataAdapter da = new OleDbDataAdapter();

DataTable dt = new DataTable();

da.Fill(dt, Dts.Variables[0].Value);

27. Finally we can get all the records passed from our SSIS package inside the data table object.


Subhendu Das

About Subhendu Das

Subhendu Das is a technically competent IT Professional offering a distinguished career donning leadership roles for over 18 years primarily in IT Infrastructure Services along with a 12 years’ experience in IT Education Industry as a lead Educationalist.

Subhendu has been working as a Senior Manager – IT Infrastructure with Netwoven and he is driving a team of IT Administrators and building sound IT Infrastructure for developers and remote servers in US. He is also actively involved with various client infrastructure migration, SharePoint, Exchange and Office 365 projects.

Subhendu holds a Bachelor of Science from Calcutta University and also is a graduate from National Institute of Information Technology. He is a Microsoft Certified professional with certifications in MCSE, MCITP, MOS, MCTS, MCSA.


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